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20 Cruz Bay Qtr,, Cruz Bay, St. John
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Lime Inn restaurant is located in downtown Cruz Bay and has been a...
The Lime Inn restaurant is located in downtown Cruz Bay and has been a favorite between locals and visitors alike since 1984. Still owned and operated by owners Rich and Chris Meyer, your St. John experience is not complete without a visit to our open-air restaurant and a taste of our extensive menu. We are known for our wonderful staff and delicious and consistent meals. Join us for fresh grilled Caribbean Lobster or our whole jerk seasoned and pan seared snapper! You can also eat light with our selection of salads or our famous clam chowder. But don't forget, you can't finish up lunch or dinner without famous Key Lime pie. We are open for Lunch Monday thru Friday from 11:30 to 3, happy hour from Monday thru Saturday at our courtyard bar from 3-6 (1/2 priced drinks), and dinner Monday thru Friday from 5:30 to 10.
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Local cuisine

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  • 331
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    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice evening

Our visit in st John is winding down so we had some tough choices to make as far as dining out tonight. The Lime Inn came up often when I would asked more seasoned vacationers what they recommended. Lovely restaurant, very attentive staff. The food was excellent. I had the seafood pasta dish... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Georgann15
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Red Bank, NJ
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Ada, Michigan
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Many people recommended this place so it must just be it didn't suit us. The cost of food in the Virgin Islands both in the markets and restaurants is something I will never get used to. This place was "ok" and very pricey in my mind. I had a Ceasar salad that was good but warm? It seemed like it... More 

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Red Bank, NJ
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Our visit in st John is winding down so we had some tough choices to make as far as dining out tonight. The Lime Inn came up often when I would asked more seasoned vacationers what they recommended. Lovely restaurant, very attentive staff. The food was excellent. I had the seafood pasta dish complete with mahi, mussels, shrimp and calamari... More 

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Crossett
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409 reviews 409 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Our driver in St. John recommended this delightful local eatery to us! He was right on target for what we love. I had grilled lobster that was so tender and sweet and delicious. We enjoyed the whole red snapper as well. The staff is so welcoming and helpful. We were after the lunch crowd so had special service as crowd... More 

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Greenwood, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We always go to the Lime Inn to eat when we go to St. John (sometimes two times). The owner is very friendly and wants to make sure your dinner is wonderful. We went with 2 other couples. Two of us had lobster which was amazing, some had mahi mahi, and another had a seafood pasta. Everything was well cooked... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Food was fantastic! Fresh oysters were terrific. Try the whole Red Snapper or the Lobster Tail! Everyone extremely friendly in a very fun atmosphere!

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Camp Hill, PA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We stopped for lunch. We were a bit early and had no issues waiting, etc. The atmosphere is open, casual and friendly. In short everything I look for in a bar. The bar is towards the front and the eating area in the back. The menu offered a good selection. I opted for the Philly Cheese Steak and though not... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
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123 reviews 123 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Richie and his wife have operated this place for more than 30 years and have it down pat. Yes, it can be frenetic and service a bit sloppy (at least on our last visit), but the food is fresh and well prepared. A visit is kind of a

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Tucson, Arizona
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We look forward to Lime Inn dinning. The owner, wife, daughter know how to provide the Best consistent experience of fine dinning. Ate their last night and it was one of the best experiences I can remember. Everything was perfect including the music. I appreciate the effort ownership takes to provide a great meal, great drinks, great atmosphere, great service.... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We have been coming to St. John for several years and we have eaten at almost every restaurant on the island. We always come back to the Lime Inn. The service is always courteous and friendly an fast. And the food ... is perfectly prepared and served. Stick with th best -- and eat there.

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Houston, Texas
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11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Great lunch here with my family/kids. Got a good spicy shrimp pasta and my husband enjoyed the lobster roll and my son the meatball sandwich. Kids enjoyed the kids menu and side of butter pasta. Good prices for the island. Would definitely return here!. full trip review on chiliandtart.tumblr.com

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20 Cruz Bay Qtr,, Cruz Bay, St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Cruz Bay

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine

Description

The Lime Inn restaurant is located in downtown Cruz Bay and has been a favorite between locals and visitors alike since 1984. Still owned and operated by owners Rich and Chris Meyer, your St. John experience is not complete without a visit to our open-air restaurant and a taste of our extensive menu. We are known for our wonderful staff and delicious and consistent meals. Join us for fresh grilled Caribbean Lobster or our whole jerk seasoned and pan seared snapper! You can also eat light with our selection of salads or our famous clam chowder. But don't forget, you can't finish up lunch or dinner without famous Key Lime pie. We are open for Lunch Monday thru Friday from 11:30 to 3, happy hour from Monday thru Saturday at our courtyard bar from 3-6 (1/2 priced drinks), and dinner Monday thru Friday from 5:30 to 10.

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